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Department for Education non-executive appointments

Information about non-executive appointments to the Department for Education’s public bodies.


Appointments made: April 2020 to March 2021


Appointments made: April 2019 to March 2020


Appointments made: April 2018 to March 2019



Details about appointments made to the department’s public bodies. Details include start dates of appointments, end dates or duration of appointments, time commitment, remuneration, political activity and other interests declared by appointees.

A public appointment is generally a ministerial appointment to the board of a public body or advisory committee.

Public bodies across the UK deliver important and essential public services. This includes large public bodies overseen by boards of directors and small, advisory committees made up of lay members, experts and specialists.

An appointee to the board of a public body will often be involved in:

  • providing direction and leadership – this includes setting the organisation’s strategy, agreeing business plans to deliver the strategy and recruiting key staff
  • holding senior staff to account – this includes holding managers to account on how the body is managed, how business plans are delivered and how the budget is spent
  • representing the work and views of the body – this might be to ministers, parliamentarians, key stakeholders and the wider public

Those appointed to advisory bodies provide independent, expert advice to government departments and ministers on specific issues.

A public appointment could give you a chance to:

  • give something back and contribute your expertise to help the community and influence decisions that affect everyone’s lives
  • return from a career break
  • meet people from all walks of life who also want to make a difference
  • develop your career, gain board experience and improve your skills

Public appointments are made in accordance with the Cabinet Office Governance Code for Public Appointments. Regulation is carried out by the Commissioner for Public Appointments. All appointments are made on merit and political activity plays no part in the decision making process.

For further information on non-executive appointments, please contact [email protected].

The Department for Education’s public bodies include:

  • Adoption Special Guardianship Leadership Board
  • Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel
  • Children’s Commissioner for England
  • Construction Industry Training Board
  • Engineering Construction Industry Training Board
  • Film Industry Training Board
  • Further Education Commissioner’s Office
  • Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills
  • Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education
  • Independent Assessors for Student Finance, Appeals and Complaints
  • LocatEd
  • Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation
  • Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills
  • Office for Students
  • School Teachers’ Review Body
  • Social Mobility Commission
  • Social Work England
  • Student Loans Company Ltd

Published 1 May 2018 
Last updated 15 June 2020 + show all updates

  1. Added announcement of Chris Claypole’s reappointment as trustee of the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) to ‘Appointments made: April 2020 to March 2021’.

  2. Added LocatEd chair and board member appointment information.

  3. Added the extension of 5 Deputy Further Education Commissioner appointments.

  4. Added LocatEd chair and board member appointment information.

  5. Added Ofqual board member appointment information.

  6. Added School Teachers’ Review Body chair and board members appointment information.

  7. Added information about ECITB trustees appointments to April 2020 to March 2021.

  8. Added appointment of Karen Manners as interim chair of the Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel.

  9. Added appointment of Peter Lauener to chair of the Student Loans Company.

  10. Added announcement about Professor Julius Weinberg’s extension as chair of Ofsted.

  11. Updated list of Department for Education’s public bodies.

  12. Added the ‘Student Loans Company: Interim Chair’ appointment.

  13. Added Further Education Commissioner appointment.

  14. Updated appointments for November 2019.

  15. Added Ofqual board member appointment.

  16. Added July 2019 appointments for Ofqual board members and chair, Oftsed board membership, the School Teachers’ Review Body and Social Work England.

  17. Added information about changes to the role of chair for the Social Mobility Commission.

  18. Updated appointments for May 2019.

  19. Updated appointments for February 2019.

  20. Added appointments for April 2019 to March 2020.

  21. Updated appointments for January and February 2019.

  22. Updated appointments for January 2019.

  23. Added appointments for January 2019.

  24. Added appointments for November 2018.

  25. Added appointments for October 2018.

  26. Added September 2018 appointments of independent assessors for student loans complaints and appeals.

  27. Added ‘Social Work England: board members’ announcement.

  28. Added Martha Longdon, Office for Students ‘student experience’ board member.

  29. Added ‘Office for Students: Independent Statutory Reviewer’ announcement.

  30. Added the ‘Appointments to the School Teachers’ Review Body’ to September 2018.

  31. Announced the appointment of new members to the Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel.

  32. Added ‘Office for Students: Interim Statutory Reviewer on Access and Participation Plans’ announcement.

  33. Announced new Chair of the Social Mobility Commission.

  34. Added information about the extension of the Interim Student Experience Board member role for the Office for Students.

  35. Added information about the Chair of the Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel.

  36. Announced the appointment of new members to the Institute for Apprenticeships board.

  37. First published.

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